alvindavis99

CIP School in the Phils.

Homophones 02

on June 30, 2012

Word List No. 2

     •  chaste (what the pure are); chased (what the impure are) 
     •  chic (stylish); sheik (leader) 
     •  cite (to quote); site (location); sight (see, view, spectacle) 
     •  confident (assured); confidant (friend) 
     •  degree:  A level attained; one earns a degree but receives a diploma.  It’s wrong, therefore, to call a degree his or hers, because degree ownership doesn’t pass to holders. 
     •  deprivation (loss); depravation (corruption) 
     •  desperate (hopeless); disparate (distinctly dissimilar) 
     •  destroy means eliminate or demolish.  “Completely destroy” is therefore an unnecessary, superfluous, redundancy. 
     •  dilemma (a choice between two equally bad options); Hobson’s choice (forced choice where no real alternative exists) 
     •  disperse (scatter); disburse (pay) 
     •  doubtful usually means skeptical or suspicious; avoid using it to mean unlikely or uncertain, as in doubtful starter. (See sportuguese.) 
     •  dual (double); duel (fight) 
     •  ecology (relationships between organisms and their environment); environment (all conditions surrounding an organism) 
     •  either (one or the other); each (every one of a group). Either is commonly misused when the writer means each or both. WRONG: Sentries stood on either side of the gate. 
     •  elicit (draw out); illicit (illegal) 
     •  elude (to avoid); allude (indirectly refer to) 
     •  epic (long narrative poem); epoch (start of an era) 
     •  exceed (surpass); accede (agree) 
     •  excess (surplus); access (entrance) 
     •  extant (existing); extent (size) 
     •  faint (dim, dizzy, weak); feint (pretense, false movement) 
     •  fair (just, lovely, market); fare (charge, get along, menu) 
     •  faze (disconcert); phase (stage)

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